Life-Size [Jenefer Shute] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Landing in the hospital after starving herself down to a mere sixty-seven pounds . The key to its success is that Jenefer Shute understands the importance of language in the strategies of the anorexic, and turns it to literary. Life-Size, a novel by Jenefer Shute: “Unforgettable” (Washington Post Book World); “A remarkable novel” (The New York Times Book Review).

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Nice because not a nice pat ending either. She takes all the sap out soze life, and she does it so actively and aggressively that it’s hard to see her as a victim. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Anyways, I thought it was a really well written novel that really gave the reader insight into the disease.

At times I wanted to holler at her because she was so stubborn.

Life-Size, a novel by Jenefer Shute

A great book on the torture of eating disorders. Published August jdnefer by Avon Books first published April 1st I’m so glad I borrowed this from the lending library. While reading the book, I remember a friend of mine from my high school way backwho I suspiciously think is on the same boat as her.

Refresh and try again. I felt very sorry for her. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.


His scores make his case. Want to Read saving…. Three and a half stars. The book really doesn’t resolve her condition at the end, but she seems to be doing better. Although she is literally starving to death, sjute lips blue and her skin covered with a strange layer of soft protective hair, she eyes her food tray–chicken and broccoli and milk–with disgust: Jul 22, Gina rated it it was amazing.

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It’s hard not to admire the protagonist who triumphs. Nov 05, Shannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: On a side note, I wondered if today When this novel was published in it was probably sensational. Be the first to discover new talent!

Apr 26, Gina rated it it was amazing. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Scary, angry, unapologetic tale of an anorexic near to death. Dysfunctional families and failed relationships wreak havoc with the image of self. Both a cautionary tale and a call to arms for women whose lives are diminished by the tyranny of sizf, this harrowing novel about a young woman’s anguished battle with anorexia is by turns crackling, acrid, and darkly comic.

Jun 21, J. Josie, a year-old graduate student, weighs 67 pounds when she is taken against her will to a treatment jeneefer for eating disorders.

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The first-person protagonist is an unlikable person by any standards, but I found that my only feelings were a mixture of pity and empathy. Give me this book for reading, shall you? Couldn’t put it down. Please provide an email address.

This still kept me riveted. A very interesting read, not to mention, you will never look at food the same after her descriptions! Threatened with force-feeding and watched by a nurse, she nibbles at her food. Aug 31, Monisha rated it really liked it.


I think this was beautifully written, staying mainly within the character’s head and nowhere else. The reader doesn’t hope for her recovery or, at a minimum, her The author did a wonderful job of portraying the mindset of those suffering from anorexia. Filled with self-hatred for having a body that didn’t conform to the fashion magazines, she began to diet, making a religion of it until only the perfection of pure bone would do. Even though her skeletal shape makes her parents cry and others gasp, she starts each day with the deeply satisfying ritual of fingering the hollows and contours of her bones.

Life-Size by Jenefer Shute

Books by Jenefer Shute. Which makes sense because she’s in treatment for an eating disorder. The reader doesn’t hope for her recovery or, at a minimum, her improvement.

As a social work student with a squeemishness towards eating disorders, by boss at my internship reccommended that I read it as a form of “exposure therapy”. May 20, Izarra Varela rated it really liked it. It’s a linear story, not completely at least.